Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Paint bomb attack on Islamic centre

Police are investigating after a paint bomb was thrown at an Islamic centre in Belfast
Police are investigating after a paint bomb was thrown at an Islamic centre in Belfast
Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who was named today as the soldier hacked to death in Woolwich yesterday.
Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who was named today as the soldier hacked to death in Woolwich yesterday.
Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who was named today as the soldier hacked to death in Woolwich yesterday.
Two women lay flowers outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich as anti-terror police were today preparing to question the two men shot and injured after the Woolwich soldier killing as details about their backgrounds began to emerge. Max Nash/PA Wire
A floral tribute outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, left following an attack in Woolwich yesterday which left a serving soldier dead and his two attackers shot and injured by police. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
A soldier stands in the rain as security is tightened around Woolwich Barracks on May 23, 2013 in London, England. A British soldier was murdered by suspected Islamists near London's Woolwich Army Barracks yesterday in a savage knife attack. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the 'appalling' attack appeared to be terror related. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Members of the community lay flowers outside Woolwich Barracks on May 23, 2013 in London, England. A British soldier was murdered by suspected Islamists near London's Woolwich Army Barracks yesterday in a savage knife attack. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the 'appalling' attack appeared to be terror related. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

An Islamic centre in Belfast has been doused with a paint bomb in what police are treating as a hate crime.

The centre in the Wellington Park area of the city was targeted at about 10pm on Thursday night.

A milk bottle filled with paint was thrown at the building and two teenage boys were seen running away from the area.

A number of mosques have been attacked in England in the wake of the murder on Wednesday of soldier Lee Rigby by terrorists in London.

No one was injured in the criminal damage incident in Belfast.

Anyone who witnessed it or who has any information is asked to contact police.

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